About Us

CONSULTHIES GMBH was founded on 31 July 2003 by Meinolf Thies. The company, with its affiliates and associates, is still located in the office spaces CinemaxX in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Rhein-Ruhr-Zentrum, Humboldtring/P4 in 45472 Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany. Since its founding, the group has been commissioned with the management and supervision of the CinemaxX Filmtheater locations in Essen and Mülheim/Ruhr. The contract has now been extended to include additional cinemas located in Solingen, Wuppertal and Herten which are all owned by the CinemaxX group.

Measured by the number of seats, the CinemaxX in Essen is Germany’s largest multiplex cinema, with more than 5,100 seats in 16 screens; the CinemaxX in Mülheim accommodates over 3,300 movie-goers with 11 screens and boasts an especially large, sumptuous foyer.

The wife of Meinolf Thies, Anja Thies, joined CONSULTHIES GMBH in April 2006. In December 2009 she became equal managing partner of the Group.

From June 2004 to April 2007, CONSULTHIES was commissioned by Axel Springer AG as acting consultant for Germany-wide advertising in the film and cinema segment (and for a short period from January 2007 the DVD advertising volume) for the publications BILD, BILD am Sonntag and BILD.de. From April 2008 to September 2008 CONSULTHIES also served as a project consultant to the WAZ Group in a similar area of work.

From March 2005 to January 2009, CONSULTHIES was commissioned by the operating company, Village Roadshow Exhibition Kinobetriebe in Munich, to oversee film acquisition and planning for the 9-screen multiplex cinema in Gelsenkirchen.

In December 2006 movie theatre 14 of the CinemaxX Essen was converted into “CinemaxX Exklusiv Kino 13”, Germany’s first luxury movie theatre with a completely new, future-orientated cinema concept – all under the project management of CONSULTHIES whose idea it was. Film aficionados can now enjoy service directly at their seats in the heavy, adjustable leather chairs and lounge suites. CONSULTHIES thus realized an idea that has long since been on the project to-do list.

From April 2007 to October 2007, CONSULTHIES operated “Ruhrbania Beach”, a beach club highly popular among citizens of Mülheim/Ruhr directly in the MÜGA-Park in the immediate vicinity of the ambitious “Ruhrbania” city centre project in the city of Mülheim. Sadly, the district government of Düsseldorf imposed guidelines (undisclosed when the contract was concluded), which, when coupled with the politics bound up with incompetent planning, made continuing this otherwise promising project impossible.

Since September 2008 CONSULTHIES has been commissioned with the management of CinemaxX AG’s “Saal 17” at the CinemaxX in Essen, a culinary unity of a bar, lounge, cocktail bar and cafe with sports bar.

CONSULTHIES regularly prepares expert reports related to leisure-related enterprises (profitability, potential alternative uses, business reallocations).

CONSULTHIES is always interested in providing competent consulting to cinema operators, spokespersons from the media, cinema and film industries, general service providers from the security, building cleaning and management sectors as well as banks and agents from the real estate industry, gastronomy, merchandising and events companies and all types of companies savvy in the leisure sector. Where necessary, CONSULTHIES also enlists additional competent expert staff.



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